UNTHSC-School of Public HealthOctober 7, 2011
In this Issue
Doctoral Symposium
Internship- OWH
CPH Exam
Tuesday Interlude
Job Opportunities
Academic Calendar
Just for Students
Several of you have asked for access to the powerpoint presentation that the library staff presented during the Grad - Prep Writing Workshop. The Center for Academic Performance (CAP) has posted the presentation on the library website under the SPH information tab.
SPH Student Spotlight
Every week we will try to feature some exciting news that current and Alumni students are doing.
This weeks spotlight PHSA's Career Roundatble that was held on October 4, 2011.

Volunteer or Paid Opportunity

Student workers are needed to tutor and mentor K-5th graders, middle and high school students at the Stop Six Community Go Center at ABChristian Learning Center. Position begins September 15. Students are paid if they are work study eligible. If not work study eligible they may volunteer. Please refer interested students to Liz Davis at (817) 773-1399 orldavis@abchrist.org.


The Go Center/Literacy position is posted online at the UNTHSC financial aid (workstudy) job posting.

PHSA "The Communicator"

Check out this month's issue of The Communicator!


The Communicator has upcoming PHSA events, extracurricular changes, and updates from your PHSA officers and representatives.


To view the first issue, click here.

Save The Date
Block your calendar every Tuesday from 3:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. for Tuesday interlude sessions, journal club, PHSA socials, and other events.

October 18

Doctoral Residency Symposium- EAD 705


Session for Spring 2012 Practice Experience Students 3-4 PM (LIB-400)


October 25

Journal Club


"Writing an Abstract" Training Session 3-4 PM EAD-719

November 7-11

PhD comprehensive exam will be distributed sometime this week

November 11

MPH Comprehensive Exam

November 29

Resume Review EOHS, HMAP, MHA, DrPH, PhD students


UNTHSC-School of Public Health 

Attention all upcoming summer 2011, fall 2011, and spring 2012 graduates:


The School of Public Health is hosting our first pre-commencement and awards ceremony. This ceremony is a special recognition ceremony where the School of Public Health faculty and administration recognize the accomplishments of our graduates. It will replace the graduate banquet. Please note that you will now be hooded at this event and not at commencement.  

Date: May 19, 2011 (same day as commencement)

Time: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Location: Fort Worth Science & History Museum

Students/Faculty/Staff: Please arrive at 8:00 a.m.

Parking: You may park at the University of North Texas Health Science Center and walk to the Fort Worth Science & History Museumor park in the lot near the Science and History Museum.


Additional information will be provided at a later date.


For questions, please contact Misty Smethers at misty.smethers@unthsc.edu


SPH News and Events
For the Semester and School Year
Doctoral Symposium
Tuesday Interlude for October 18, 2011 is the SPH 1st Doctoral Symposium for the DrPH program.

It will be held from 3:00-5:30 pm in EAD 703.

Allen Applegate and Susan Jackson are the Doctoral Candidates the will be presenting their projects.

This event is open to all UNTHSC faculty, staff, and students, and public health professionals and guests! 

Please see the attached flier for more details DrPHSymposium_flier.
Office on Women's Health 

The Office on Women's Health is looking for a few good men and women to fill full-time and year-round internship positions. We are looking for hardworking, passionate, and committed undergraduate and graduate students seeking opportunities to gain valuable federal work experiences and to assist fulfilling academic requirements in relevant fields of study. The deadline for the Spring 2012 Internship is coming up October 21, 2011.   This is a PAID internship.


For information on how to apply click the following link: http://womenshealth.gov/about-us/internship-opportunities/



Certified in Public Health (CPH) Exam
2011 CPH
SPH Seminar and Grand Rounds
For the Semester and School Year
"Effects Screening Levels: The Texas Answer to Protection from Hazardous Air Pollutants"

Health Scientist, Elena Craft, PhD, will be presenting on the threat of air pollutants on Texans' health. The seminar will discuss the risk posed by benzene and butadiene, current EPA screening guidelines and their effectiveness in protecting public health.  


Title: "Effects Screening Levels: The Texas Answer to Protection from Hazardous Air Pollutants"


Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Location: CBH - 470


Time: 10 - 11 AM

Tuesday Interlude Resume Review Sessions
All remaining Resume Review sessions for EOHS, HMAP, MHA, DrPH, and PhD students have been moved to the November 29th Tuesday Interlude. This session will consist of resume tips and a review session.


Students will need to submit their resumes to Misty Smethers by 5:00 PM on November 28th at Misty.Smethers@unthsc.edu .


The details for the resume review session are as follows:


Events & Updates
For the Semester and School Year
Campus Events
Activities During the Week
Campus Bible Study

We are organizing a new Bible study group on campus and would like to invite you to join!


This group is open to all students, faculty and staff.


Currently we meet on Friday's from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm but are open to suggestions.


In order to become a registered student organization and to be affiliated with Intervarsity Campus Fellowship, we need at least 10 members.


We are studying the book of James, chapter 5 this Friday, October 
14 and welcome all who are interested to join us.


For more information, please contact me, Oladimeji (Ladi) Akinboro at oladimeji.akinboro@live.unthsc.edu


May God Bless You and Good Luck With Classes!


Ladi Akinboro

MPH Student- Biostatistics 

Internships and Fellowship Opportunities
Local and Abroad
The CDC Experience Applied Epidemiology Fellowship-Call for Applications

Are you a medical student looking for something different to do next year?
         Are you curious about how public health and the CDC work?
         Do you want to work with state, local and international public health partners?
         Are you interested in being ahead of the curve on prevention and accountability in health reform?
         Would you be interested in:
         investigating outbreaks of tuberculosis among the homeless, or in a prison population?
         traveling to Latin America to help set up a surveillance program for pertussis?
         assessing risk factors for birth defects using national data bases?
         being at the forefront of injury prevention research?
         participating in the response to a public health emergency?
Do you want an experience that offers an opportunity to enhance your research skills, build leadership potential, and improve your clinical acumen via a population health perspective, all by working on real-life problems?
Then consider applying to The CDC Experience!
The CDC Experience Applied Epidemiology Fellowship is a one-year fellowship tailored for rising 3rd- and 4th-year medical students, designed to increase the pool of physicians with a population health perspective. 
Eight competitively selected fellows spend 10-12 months at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offices in Atlanta, GA, where they carry out epidemiologic analyses in various areas of public health. Examples of previous and current areas of concentration include viral and bacterial diseases,cardiovascular health, obesity prevention, birth defects, STDs, injury prevention, and air pollution and respiratory health.
Applications for next year's fellowship class must be submitted by Friday December 2, 2011.
Questions? Ask us at cdcexperience@cdcfoundation.org.
Operation SMART Facilitator with Girl Inc. of Tarrant County


Student will act as program facilitator for Operation SMART (Science Math And Relevant Technology) Program at Western Hills Elemantary in Fort Worth on Mondays from 3:15-5:15 with up to 10 hours per week of  additional time for lesson planning.

Intern will be responsible for facilitating the GirlPower! Program in various locations across Tarrant County. This internship will give the intern experience in health education lesson planning, facilitation/presentation skills, and some evaluation.
Skills desired:
Previous group facilitation/teaching experience (not required), creativity, able to incorporate fun into group presentations, likes working with girls ages 8-18.


Special Requirements:

MUST have reliable transportation. Mileage reimbursed.

$500 stipend paid at end of each semester
Position will begin immediately and end December 9, 2011.
If interested please conatact:
Melissa Oden, DHEd, LMSW-IPR, MPH, CHES 
Vice President of Program Development
817.275.2120 x222.

HIV CENTER for Clinical and Behavioral Studies

at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University

POSTDOC Opportunity


The HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies (Columbia University New York) is offering a NIMH-funded postdoctoral training program, focusing on HIV, gender, and human sexuality. Trainees receive up to three years of support for stipends, health insurance, travel for conferences, and research. An application form can be found at the website.


New positions for the training program will become available per July 2012. To be considered, be sure to send your application form no later than January 2, 2012. 


Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Persons from underrepresented groups (including those with disabilities and disadvantaged backgrounds) are strongly encouraged to apply.


For more information, visit http://www.hivcenternyc.org/training/nrsa.html

Health Equity and Community Engagement Research

with Marazul Charters, in consultation with MEDICC (Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba) 


The research program is scheduled for the week of January 8-15, 2012. The research  program will include both meetings and on-site visits, Monday-Friday. 

Objectives of the research are as follows, with an emphasis on equity: 

  *  To examine Cuba's community-oriented primary care health system, with an emphasis on maternal-child health
  *  To examine Cuba?s specialized programs for youth.

Full time health professionals conducting research in Cuba are allowed to do so under the US Treasury Department's general license for professional research.  


Participants make arrangements directly with Marazul Charters, as we are an agency licensed to make all program and travel arrangements to/from and within Cuba (marazulhealth@gmail.com or 1 800 223-5334, ext


The cost for a one-week program including roundtrip air from Miami to Havana, Cuban visa, accommodations, meals, transportation and full research program in Cuba varies, but can range from $2000 - $2600.  This is in addition to the cost of a domestic flight to Miami. 


For more information, please email marazulhealth@gmail.com


Medical students and resident physicians may wish to consider joining us next winter or summer for our Interhealth South America global health experience in Ecuador we have organized the past several years.
The program includes several components:
* Clinic and community health and medical work on both individual and group levels
* Seminar introduction to healthcare provision in South America
* Observation of primary and community healthcare institutions
* More emphasis now being placed on participation in traditional/indigenous rural health activities
* Tours of Andes Mountain and upper Amazon River basin rainforest sites demonstrating a variety of natural environments
* Formal medical Spanish language instruction.
* Interactive introduction to medical interviewing and physical examination in Spanish
* Family homestay for a portion of the time
January 29 - February 25, 2012
June 24 - July 21, 2012
The program is most appropriate for those who may prefer working in an international setting on a more group oriented rather than individual basis. Opportunities are available for both beginning Spanish speakers as well as those who have experience with the language.
We remain in Ecuador the entire time to serve in a facilitating role for students, as they work with colleagues in Ecuadorian institutions.
We would appreciate if those potentially interested are provided with information about the program. Please also feel welcome to be in communication with us at any time if you may wish further details about the work we do in Ecuador with students. Thank you very much.
Don Wedemeyer M.D.
Tampa, Florida
Information is also available on a web site we maintain primarily for updating basic schedule information,
Job Opportunities 


Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions - Public Health


Academic Responsibilities: teach in an undergraduate program that currently offers a B.S. in Athletic Training and a B.S. in Physical Education with concentrations in Exercise Science, Health Promotion, and Teacher Certification. The department is moving toward Bachelor of Science degrees in both Public Health and Exercise Science. In addition to teaching, faculty members are expected to develop and maintain a research agenda leading to publications and external funding, contribute to interdisciplinary research activities, mentor undergraduate research, provide undergraduate student advising and engage in service to the College, community, and profession.  


Qualifications: earned doctorate in Public Health or related area (candidates with MPH and related terminal degree will be considered). Teaching experience in higher education and/or experience in a public health setting preferred. Affiliation with a professional association related to public health as well as current certification (CPH or CHES) preferred. 


How to apply: Please see http://jobs.cofc.edu for further information about the positions, a list of materials to be submitted and directions as to how to submit an application on-line. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Susan Balinsky, search committee chair, at Balinskys@cofc.edu.  


Application deadline: November 1, 2011; however, review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The College of Charleston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. You can learn more about us on our web page at http://www.cofc.edu/hhp. 



Assistant/Associate Professor in Public Health
School of Public Health and Health Sciences

at University of Massachusetts, Amherst


The University of Massachusetts Amherst, School of Public Health and Health Sciences (www.umass.edu/sphhs/), Department of Public Health is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the Community Health Education program at the Assistant/Associate Professor level.  



Position: We are seeking candidates with interest and experience in working with diverse communities and/or have conducted research on health inequalities. The successful candidate will join the faculty in Community Health Education in the Department of Public Health. Duties of the position include an active program of research, teaching, professional and community service and mentoring junior faculty and graduate and undergraduate students. Candidates must possess strong research skills with a proven track record of receiving research funding, preferably from federal funding agencies. Preference will also be given to candidates with experience in conducting innovative research with an emphasis on health disparities, social justice, cross-cultural competence, health communications, health literacy and/or community-based research.  


Qualifications: Candidates for the position must meet the following requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Community Health Education or equivalent degree
  • Experience and qualifications appropriate to an appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level
  • A successful track record of independent and collaborative research
  • Demonstrated interest and ability in teaching

Review: The review of applications will start on October 15, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is September, 2012.


Salary/Benefits: Salary will match experience. The University of Massachusetts at Amherst is located in the scenic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts. The area is home to the Five Colleges (Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts), with many opportunities for inter-institutional collaboration. The region boasts a rural setting with easy access to Boston, Hartford and New York City. The Department of Public Health has five programs -- Environmental Health, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Policy and Management, and Community Health Education - and the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) also has departments in Nutrition, Kinesiology and Communication Disorders. The School offers BA, BS, MPH, MS, AuD and PhD degrees. Additional information about the SPHHS may be found at its website, www.umass.edu/sphhs.


Applications: Interested candidates should send a letter describing their areas of research and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references electronically or through mail to Gloria Seaman, Administrative Assistant for the Department of Public Health, Email: gjseaman@schoolph.umass.edu; Physical address: 325 Arnold House, 715 N. Pleasant Street, University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA 01003. Your materials will be forwarded to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Tameka Gillum, tgillum@schoolph.umass.edu 



Assistant/Associate Professor (Two Positions) at University of Florida


The Department of Health Education & Behavior at the University of Florida seeks to hire two tenure-track faculty members at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. Candidates with research interests in electronic and digital health, health disparities, and/or global health are desired. These positions are 9-month, full-time (1.0 FTE), tenure accruing positions beginning August 2012 with an opportunity to supplement salary through external funding and/or summer teaching.


Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in health education, promotion, communication, behavior, or

other appropriately-related field. The successful candidate must have a strong record of scholarly ccomplishments, including impactful research publications, success or significant promise in obtaining extramural research funding, experience with graduate education and mentoring, and evidence of strong teaching skills. Applicants must have excellent communication skills along with a commitment to integrity,  diversity, collaboration, professional service, and academic excellence. An applicant's record of including diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in research, teaching and service is factored favorably. 


Salary and rank are commensurate with experience.


Applications must be submitted on-line at http://jobs.ufl.edu (search for requisition number 0809352) and must include: (1) a letter summarizing the applicant's qualifications, ongoing research directions, and interests in the Department, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, and (3) names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five references.  


Applications will be reviewed as received and the position will be open until filled. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by November 18, 2011.

Send email inquiries or nominations to Dr. Jay Bernhardt, Professor and Department Chair, at hebsearch@hhp.ufl.edu.

Assistant Professor in Health Promotion

The Department of Health and Kinesiology Department at The University of Texas at San Antonio invites applications for an Assistant (tenure-track) Professor in Health Promotion. 


Responsibilities include teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in health promotion and health education, conducting nationally visible research in identified specialty area(s) in collaboration with current faculty, pursuing external funding, and performing university and community related service.

Assistant Professor (tenure-track): Health Promotion


Required qualifications:

1) an earned doctorate in Community Health, Health Promotion, Public Health, Health Education,  or related field (ABD with anticipated graduation of August 2012 will be considered for Assistant Professor rank. Preference will be given to candidates who have already finished their degrees); 2) demonstration of ability to teach in the areas related to health promotion and public health; 3) demonstration of a solid research agenda and capability; 4) potential for external research funding.


Preferred qualifications:

1) focus on substance use or health informatics; 2) experience with education and research of culturally diverse and underserved populations; 3) teaching experience in health promotion; 4) record of publications and external funding; 5) potential to collaborate with current faculty; 6) CHES or MCHES certified.


All applicants must submit by mail 1) a letter of application; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) unofficial transcript of terminal degree; 4) names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references; 5) one-page description of research agenda. The committee may solicit additional references or other supporting materials. 


The review process starts on December 1, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. 


Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and background. Summer employment is contingent on student demand and funding. The position will begin in the Fall 2012, pending budget approval. 


Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they are eligible and qualified to work in the United States by the time of hire.  


Send application materials via U.S. Postal Service or overnight delivery to: Dr. Sara B. Oswalt, c/o Mr. Richard Blatchley, Department of Health and Kinesiology, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, Texas 78249. Electronic applications should be submitted torichard.blatchley@utsa.edu.   

UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 Job Opportunity: PH Immunoligist Faculty Position 


We are seeking applications for a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure-track).  We are seeking candidates with a strong interest in laboratory-based research and teaching focused on immunology of human infectious diseases.  



  • PhD, MD, or MD/PhD in immunology, infectious disease, or microbiology with strong immunology background
  • Demonstrated laboratory research creativity, independence, and productivity
  • Ability to develop a strong, extramurally-funded research program
  • Demonstrated effective teaching and communication skills
Salary will depend on experience and individual qualifications

Deadline to apply is Friday, December 16, 2011 

The position is expected to begin July 1, 2012 


To apply please self-register online at: http://esph.berkeley.edu:80/candidate/selRegister.php?i=76


Submit all the following documents in pdf format to the address below:

  • Cover letter
  • Detailed CV
  • Statement of research objective, teaching interests ,and professional goals
  • reprints of 3 relevant publications
Please send at least 3 letters of reference to:
Immunology Faculty Search Committee
c/o Teresa Liu
School of Public Health
50 University Hall 
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-7360
You may also email PDF's of the above requested materials to Teresa Liu at idadmin@berkeley.edu or mail them to the address above.



IRON CLAD Technology Services

 Job Opportunites: Industrial Hygienists 


We are looking for 15 Industrial Hygienists. Positions are in Texas - 2 in Corpus Christi, 9 at Ft. Bliss and 4 at Ft. Hood. Applicants must be a legal U.S. citizen.


Primary Responsibilities: 


Conduct portions of surveys and investigations of a variety of complex industrial operations in order to identify and evaluate conditions which may be hazardous to the health of worker Investigations result in identifying very complicated and complex hazards and in recommendations for corrective procedures, or preventive measures in unconventional complex activities. The adequacy of these surveys and investigations effects the health and well-being of the workforce. Conduct studies, analyzing findings, and preparing various reports. Environmental conditions involve a variety of hazard, chemical, noise, heat, actinic rays, ionizing and non ionizing radiation, and other environmental physical agents. Assigned work includes a variety of conventional industrial shops, production areas, laboratories, confined areas, and outdoor work sites and include significant functions involved in heavy industrial operation.  Responsible for entry of data into industrial hygiene surveillance system data bank and retrieval of data as required.  Conducts surveys locally or at remote sites to identify and evaluate health hazards and potential health hazards. Surveys involve determining compliance with established threshold limit values (TLV), evaluating exposures, and advising on control measures and changes in work procedures or schedules to comply with the established health requirements and to provide information for evaluation purpose.  Performs analysis using standard methods to determine nature and degree of toxic material present in a variety of materials, such as environmental samples, and industrial products. Determines measurements to be made and methods to be used, calibrates and adapts various kinds of equipment, such as standard spectrophotometers. air sampling trains.


Basic Qualifications:


 Bachelor of Science Degree in safety, industrial hygiene, environmental health, toxicology, chemistry or biology directly related experience.


 Knowledge of industrial hygiene concepts: principles, and practices in planning and performing a general range of industrial investigations identifying and evaluating occupation health hazards in a wide variety of conventional industrial operations and portions of complex studies. An extensive developed knowledge of industrial hygiene concepts, principles, and practices applicable to the planning and performing a general range of industrial chemical, bacteriological investigations or to conduct portions of large and complex investigations.


 Knowledge of computer hardware and software for entry and retrieval of needed data.


 Knowledge required identifying and evaluating occupational health hazards found in a variety of industrial chemical operations where the processes are the more conventional in nature and literature on the hazards is available but requires research and modification prior to application also knowledge required to assist in more complex investigations involving a wide variety of conditions.


 Knowledge required to adapt and recommend control measures or possible approaches to the control of harmful exposure.


 Ability to investigate and evaluate working conditions in order to gain compliance with occupational health and safety standards, policies, and regulations.


 Ability to exercise tact and to be skillful in gaining the confidence and cooperation of all stakeholders.


Preferred Qualifications:
CIH - Certified Industrial Hygienist
For more information visit www.ironcladts.com .

Academic Calendar
Important Academic Dates


November 18

Deadline to submit graduation documents for Fall 2011 graduates.


December 2 

Last day to drop a course with consent of the instructor or withdraw from UNTHSC .

Deadline to submit your Intent to Graduate form for Spring 2012 or Summer 2012.


December 5 - 9

Final examination schedule


December 9 

Last day of term


December 14 

Grades due to registrar by 5:00 PM



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